eat out

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eat out (third-person singular simple present eats out, present participle eating out, simple past ate out, past participle eaten out)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see eat,‎ out.
  2. (intransitive) To dine at a restaurant or such public place.
    To celebrate their anniversary, the couple ate out by the bay.
    Jacky wanted Korean barbecue, but his mom didn't want to eat out.
  3. (transitive) To erode or encroach upon by gradually consuming.
  4. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To perform cunnilingus or anilingus on.
    The lesbian couple ate each other out. see also Thesaurus:oral sex
  5. (transitive, slang) To reprimand severely.
    He will eat me out if he hears I ate his girlfriend out.


  • (to dine at a restaurant): go out to eat


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